Open City

Breakfast, Coffee Shop, Diner
$ $
2331 Calvert St NW (at 24th St NW)
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 332-2331
6:00am - 12:00am
6:00am - 12:00am
6:00am - 12:00am
6:00am - 12:00am
6:00am - 1:00am
6:00am - 1:00am
6:00am - 12:00am



  • Animal crackers with your coffee
  • The Open City burger is a winner. Topped with melted aged white cheddar and thick cut, smoky bacon, it's served on a squishy, sesame-seeded potato bun. It's so choice.
  • Great coffee - really. I always grab a red-eye when I'm in this part of town.
  • If you're in the mood for a breakfast drink, ask for an "OC 7." It's a combo of orange juice, orange vodka, and champagne. It's not currently on the menu, but some bartenders know it.
  • Breakfast is available all day, and coffee is served in a giant mug with several animal crackers.
  • Monday nights you get any burger and draft for $10. I got the Open City burger with cheddar and applewood-smoked bacon on a potato roll. Medium rare.
  • Breakfast. All. Day. Long.
  • Terrific desserts! Try the Sour cherry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Try the grits. Yummy
  • Great chai tea and Sweet potato pancakes.
  • Chocolate chip pancakes are heavenly!
  • I bring EVERYONE who comes to visit me here. It's worth whatever the wait time, because it has something for every palette.
  • Ask to be in Richard's section AKA the Crazy Uncle. He was great with the kids, great with menu suggestions and provided wonderful service! Try the OC Royale for a good variety.
  • Order the green iced tea - it has JUST A HINT of pineapple. ;-)
  • If you want to get seated, bring 7 babies with you, otherwise they will ignore you. Parties of two have to wait at least an hour for brunch (idea for future: invest in fake strollers).
  • The vegan scramble is great!
  • Service is bad
  • This is not in Chevy Chase, MD - it is in DC. Great staff, good food and reliable.
  • brunch, brunch, brunch - and you can do it anytime, day or night. Favorite neighborhood spot. Entertaining staff.
  • Eat a Chai tea waffle, any time of day!

Nearby places

3001 Connecticut Ave NW (at Hawthorne St NW)
2601 Connecticut Ave NW (at Calvert St.)
1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW)